Bright Side of News learned more about Globalfoundries' 20nm process node (and beyond) at Computex, you can read the full article over here.
First and foremost, GlobalFoundries expectation of the foundry business exceeding the growth pace of the overall semiconductor industry is coming to life - while the semiconductor industry is growing at a 5% annual rate, foundry business is growing by 10%, i.e. twice as fast. The semiconductor industry is expected to grow from $304 billion in 2011 to $384 billion in 2016. At the same time, leading edge foundry (65nm and below) are expected to double, from $15 to $34 billion. In order to capture as much pieces of the silicon pie, GlobalFoundries is pushing forward with the 20nm process, scheduled to arrive next year.